Feeling the difference one person can make
We at the Australian Rainforest Foundation are happy to be reporting back to you. The field report is below. I would like to announce that on 16 June (next Wednesday), GlobalGiving is having a Matching Day for all donations!! Please, if you are thinking about possibly donating to our project, the 16th would be a great day to do it. Also, if any of you work for a company that offers a Gift Match Program and/or a Charitable Contribution Program, donations via your employer-sponsored benefit would double (and even sometimes triple) the giving power. The ARF is also working on setting up a promotion fit for companies where the ARF would give away trips for two to Australia. Trips would include getting your hands dirty and helping us rehabilitate the rainforest, wildlife treks and of course great sightseeing of the Daintree rainforest, Great Barrier Reef and much, much more. Please contact Paul Medici, Manager of American Operations, for more details. We would love to see some of you mates out here with us!! Paul's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hello GlobalGiving donors! My name is Graeme Miller and I am the Australian Rainforest Foundation's Project Manager for rehabilitation operations in bushfire territory. Below is a field report from one of our project beneficiaries, Mr. Richard Appleton. Thank you for all your kind giving and for the care you have shown us down here in bushfire territory. Means a lot to know that people so far away are interested in our work. Cheers Mates!
“So far we have:
- Grown all of the seedlings to a plantable size, and started to harden them off. It is important that they become acclimatised to the cold and frost in the relative protection of the nursery before going out into an exposed environment. The optimum time for planting is during the colder, wetter months, June-July-August, so they establish themselves before the heat of summer.
- Purchased the materials for the tree guards and constructed the guards. They have been transported to the site, ready for the planting to start.
- I have also been lucky to obtain some mature (2-3 year old) seedlings of rainforest canopy trees from a local nursery. We may be able to get some of these planted using project funds if planting the buffer trees takes less time than anticipated. The contractors have told me they are prepared to provide extra work within the quoted price if this occurs. If not, I will plant them myself. I have also bought 200 young Myrtle Beech (rainforest canopy) cuttings for growing on and planting over the next few years at my own expense, within the gully that will be buffered by the project planting.”
ARF staff and volunteers at work